The Campaign For DA

3.08.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughs


  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling decided to get out of Congress. Someone named Bunni Pounds is in a  runoff to replace him. I'll leave it at that. 
  • The Star-Telegram finally reported about the judge getting reversed on appeal after ordering a defendant to be shocked in court. In the story it says, "Texas Lawyer first reported the ruling Tuesday."  I would like to point out that the hardest working man in show business wrote about it on this blog on Friday.
  • A few weeks ago I said that Trump's lawyer might be the dumbest lawyer in America. I also said, in regards to the Stormy Daniels, "What's Trump going to do? Sue her to say she is violating a confidentially agreement regarding adulterous sex?" Well, the lawyer did it. He obtained a restraining order to prevent the porn star from disclosing any details about the affair which he claims didn't happen. And Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted the "arbitration win" yesterday in the press briefing. It's a Confederacy of Dunces. (Prediction: Sarah is in trouble.)
  • Stolen quote: "Donald Trump cheated on his pregnant 3rd wife with a porn star, Stormy Daniels, who’s now suing him. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the man who won the Evangelical vote."
  • There's a Texas court reporter shortage. Old timers like me know the cause of it: There is no longer a demand because of (1) worker's comp reform and (2) tort reform. If you your chances of getting a a job are low, you don't go to court reporting school.
  • Say what
  • There's nothing legally interesting about it, but the Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed a Wise County case late last week. It deals with the legality of how the Sheriff's office handled the case. 
  • Nothing makes me laugh more than Fox and Friends trying to be "hip" by using "Diamond and Silk." ("Uh, huh! That's right!")
  • The Colonial golf club has lost its sponsorship for its annual tournament. They unveiled a new logo yesterday for this year's tournament which might have been created with Microsoft Paint.
  • There are parts of Fort Worth which now have flashing yellow left turn lights at heavily used intersections. A NASCAR driver could probably handle it. Everyone else is in a death trap.  
  • For criminal lawyers: Here's a great roundup of the Texas results for the election for DA and Court of Criminal Appeals.



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never recall you showing us any pictures of Bill Clinton's girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

Tort reform needed because people exercising too much of the 7th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury, yet no Gun Reform allowed because of the 2d Amendment no matter how much exercise (AR -15) of the 2d Amendemnt.

Harry Hamid said...

You're just a liberal stooge.

Clearly, Donald Trump is suing to keep someone from releasing the specifics of an agreement that doesn't exist about an affair that never happened.

Anyone but a Hillary fan would understand that.

Anonymous said...

Thoughs?

Can I have a "T" Pat?

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure I agree 100% with your police work there Lou....I do not think that shortage word means what you think it means. Fewer cases would mean less demand for court reporters. A shortage would indicate that there are not enough.

wordkyle said...

BG, please make sure to keep us up to date on what's "hip."

Anonymous said...

The only thing new about the golf tournament logo is the words at the bottom. That's been Colonial Country Club's logo for as long as I can remember. They just replaced the club name with "Fort Worth Invitational".

RPM said...

Is there a legitimate reason they can't just call it The Colonial anymore?

Anonymous said...

My favorite stolen Trump quote is "The man who says he can sexually assault women because he's a star and had an extra-marital affair with a porn star while his wife and three month old baby were at home and let her spank him with a magazine, wants a bill that allows doctors to deny health care to people base don their religious beliefs."

It's like you could not possibly write more hypocrisy into one political party.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"I never recall you showing us any pictures of Bill Clinton's girlfriends."

OH! That reminds me of another quote:

Ivanka and Melania say it's inappropriate to ask about Trump's extra marital affairs and reports of rape and assault, yet Trump brought three of Bill Clinton's accusers to a debate against Hillary Clinton.

I mean, you just can't make this stuff up.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Nothing makes me laugh more than Fox and Friends trying to be "hip" by using "Diamond and Silk." ("Uh, huh! That's right!")"

Nothing makes me laugh more than Fox and Friends.

I fixed it for you. ;)

~MPM

Anonymous said...

8:47, you a dumb A#$ idiot..

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what all these so-called value voters, Christian conservatives will excuse when it benefits their political party. But it's okay, just keep bringing up Bill Clinton's affair from 20+ years ago.

Bear said...

Rage @9:33,

It's inappropriate to ask his "wife and daughter" about the allegations.

Don't you understand that?

Anonymous said...

Hey, what happened between President Clinton and "whomever would drop their pants" should stay between him and Hillary, love them or hate them its their business.

Same thing goes for President Trump. If nothing illegal occurred its none of our business.

Both of those women could do just fine on their own, and should have left their butts long ago.

wordkyle said...

I can't answer for Christian Conservatives or anyone else, but it seems to me that no one is excusing Trump's behavior. Much of it is shameful, and folks wish it didn't exist, but nonetheless he's still the President of the United States. He still advocates for much of what the Christian Conservatives want. Trump fights -- for the most part -- against those who advocate for the things that Christian (and many other) Conservatives are against. He's definitely flawed, but he's this side's warrior of the moment.

Again, Liberals find it easy and convenient to scream "hypocrite!" because they have no standards of behavior to which they themselves can be held, other than straying from their herd mentality. (However, the "Me Too" movement shows that they can establish moving measuring sticks, in which one group of their VictiMembers gets the upper hand on another.)

Anonymous said...

It very simple to understand Trumpers and their blind defense of The Orange One. Boils down to the old Texas dog bite story.

If your dog bites the postman, its a vicious out-of-control monster that needs to be put down immediately. How can you defend it!

If my dog bites the postman, that precious angel was defending our home and children and the postman obviously made a threatening move. The dog gets extra kibble as a reward.

See how easy it is to understand now.

DF Using Circular Logic in a Straight Line World

Anonymous said...

Government is full of hypocrisy. Anything involving government that doesn't directly drive policy, it doesn't matter much to me, and I don't care.

Affair? Don't care.
Tweets? Don't care.
Sound bites from years ago? Don't care.
Tariffs, I care.
Immigration, I care.
2nd Amendment, I care.
Economy, I care.

Everyone spends so much time on the junk that's just a distraction.

Anonymous said...

Gallagher has never had an opponent that I can recall. He will now.

Anonymous said...

Charlie on ice? That's a creepy picture in my mind now.

DF Vincent Bugliosi

Anonymous said...

Sorry 11am, don't agree. I have always felt the person with their finger on the nuclear button should have a little higher moral code than the average slob. Didn't like or trust either Trump of Bill. Both were/are moral zeros. Disagreed with some of Bush's actions, but at end of day trusted him. If Trump has such disregard for how he does business, conducts his private life, and treats those around him like dung, then I worry when he is faced with a life/death decision as Commander-In-Chief. Don't want him to bomb someone as a way for payback on refusing a Trump hotel. Or blackmailed for something involving midgets, Crisco, and Shetland ponies.

DF Moral Imperative

Anonymous said...

But it is ok to repeatedly ask Bill Clinton’s wife?

Don’t you understand the hypocrisy?

Anonymous said...

Barry and other liberals want to make it seem that Christians are hypocritical for voting for the Conservative candidate Trump. Many conservatives aren't Christians, they just hold conservative beliefs. Quick History lesson: Texas has long been a bastion of conservatism...yet in 1979, when the state elected Bill Clements as Governor, it marked the first time it had elected a Republican Governor since the Reconstruction (for the under 50 crowd, the Reconstruction was a period of American History where the Federal Government attempted to cobble its states back together following the Civil War). Think about it: a whole state comprised of conservatives, that still found it within themselves to vote Democrat for about a century. Certainly one contributing factor, it would appear based upon timing, that turned this tide, was the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion and the Democratic party's insistence at making Right to Choose a party platform plank in the years immediately following the decision. Conservative voters, who had for decades voted for the democratic candidates in Texas, found this unsettling and began voting for the candidates that did not support, in lockstep, abortion. Some of those voters were Christians, to be sure, but others were just folks with an opinion that differed from the national democratic narrative. A very good argument can be made that, except for the abortion issue, true "I want to be like Jesus" Christians would gravitate towards the Democratic party due to its pure desire to engage in charitable actions for those less fortunate. Trump's "little head" thinking is not endorsed by those folks, but it is tolerated as a lesser of two evils.

Anonymous said...

"Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the man who won the Evangelical vote."

Says a lot about Trump but says a lot more about that skank Hillary.


And does that RTG have the pox?

The Real Hardy Har Man

Anonymous said...

9:33 - “Rage” - Trump is not accused of rape or sexual assault.

Assault Rifle 15 y’all !!!!! Look it up,

Anonymous said...

Those flashing yellows are dangerous. There are way too many drivers on the road who rush through yellows to beat the red. The result is, they see a yellow arrow and think the oncoming traffic has a red. By the time one of those drivers realizes the yellow arrow is flashing, it's often too late.

Add to that the fact that most intersections are still "yield on green." So we've got some intersections with "yield on green" and some with flashing yellows. Inconsistency is confusing.

To a brand new driver, the flashing yellow might be more intuitive and safer. But for the millions of us who've been conditioned to conclude that a yellow means someone else has a red, it really is a potential death trap.

Anonymous said...

9:51 True that.

Anonymous said...

Sure, “Rage” owns several Assault Rifle 15’s. He’s just more nuanced and thinks that we should consider abolishing the 2nd Amendment. He’s not an algorithm or being paid by Soros or anything like that.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone notice that this wasn’t put in quotes. Can you provide the source ?

Anonymous said...

WK illustrates my point when he says liberals have "no standards of behavior". That's such an easily debunked statement from such a seemingly thoughtful person. Democrat leadership made Franken resign. The MeToo movement brought down Weinstein, a huge Democratic donor. Those are just the examples from the last few months.

And if we find it easy to scream hypocrite, it's because we don't like to spend decades being scolded by better-than-thous about standards of behavior while they turn a blind eye towards that same (or worse) behavior from within their own ranks.

Anonymous said...

Some people just can't drive. That's it, period. How come 10,000 people can handle a flashing yellow left turn signal just fine? If it's so dangerous...why isn't everybody getting killed? Very simple if you don't just go off and turn left into oncoming traffic.

Anonymous said...

Trump could murder babies daily on the white house lawn and I'd still choose him over Hillary. The politics are what matters not the person anymore. We learned that from the democrats.

Anonymous said...

Of course Trump received the evangelical vote as well as many other sub groups. Trump's opponent was a liberal idiot who lives above the law according to history. Your worry counselor should be that Hillary represents the Democrats that you admire so much.

Anonymous said...

RTG!!!!

What the heck Barry! Where did you find her? Leper's R Us?

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I just found out I'm spending the weekend at a lake house just north of the Copeland compound on Eagle Mountain lake.

I'll try to get some undercover video while I'm there.

I'll use the code name.....Holy Floaters...

Keep an eye on your email.

Anonymous said...

The RTG's herpes seem to be spreading...

Anonymous said...

1:55 must be one of those non-hypocritical, pro-life republicans. I wonder what church he goes to where they teach those morals.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Can you give the man his "T" please? I'd hate to have to sic Vanna on you. She looks sweet on TV but she is one badass biatch when she doesn't get her letters.

Random Thursday Morning Thoughs

Double Fake Pat Sajak

wordkyle said...

113 - All you did was restate what I said -- Something in the water has made it okay for one Liberal coalition, the MeToo movement, to gobble up another Liberal coalition, white male apologists. Franken got drummed out because Democrat leadership was terrified by this new development. Harvey "Moneybags" Weinstein was a known predator for decades, yet Democrats ignored his behavior because of their outlook and his money. Note that they aren't going after black rappers who built their careers on misogyny. That's too powerful a Liberal coalition. Being called a racist is worse than being called a predator.

Drunkenness, drug use, partying (including sexual hijinks, aka "the Kennedy lifestyle") are all just part of the modern Liberal culture, therefore acceptable. (The flower children of the 60s grew up and took over the Democrat Party.) Yet they went after Mitt Romney for allegedly bullying another kid when he was sixteen years old, fifty years ago. They try to get away with this double standard by trotting out the phrase "whataboutism."

So...yeah.

Anonymous said...

10:55

I believe the actual Texas dog bite defense( as told by Richard "Racehorse" Haynes) went like this

1. My dog did not bite you
2. My dog doesn't bite
3. That's not my dog

Anonymous said...

1:33 - There are about 15.5 million drivers in Texas alone. (Source)

Please recruit the "10,000" you've identified as being able to "handle a flashing yellow turn signal just fine" and have them teach all the other drivers how to do the same. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

He won the evangelical vote because Hillary's spiritual advisor was a little too touchy-feely with staff members and she wouldn't let him go.

I don't give a crap what he did with a porn star a decade ago.

Anonymous said...

11:49 - then how can you support anyone? The left is worse than the right regarding moral character.

Anonymous said...

The Colonial logo works well on golf ball, on shirts and other applications, where it's meant to be used. You don't need 4k resolution on your graphic if you're putting it on a golf ball.

Anonymous said...

Flashing yellow intersections are not dangerous. Idiot drivers are.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone else is in a death trap."

That's funny. I negotiate those things daily and am still not dead. In fact, it seems like I negotiate them identically to how I was able to turn left on green after a yield. Neither of those things has proven to be difficult, much less deadly.

I'll admit, I don't have a phone up my ass 24/7 while driving. I just pay attention, and magically, I don't die (or even kill others).

I wonder if that dead biker dude whose wife is suing the city was even wearing a helmet?

Mark said...

Actually, I think it was after she gave birth. So:

- he has had at least one affair on wife #3

- wife #3 was one of his affairs on wife #2

- wife #2 was one of his affairs on wife #1, and became a wife because she refused to have the abortion he asked her to do

Yeah, that Evangelical vote getter.

Anonymous said...

Dammit Green!!!

I need a "T" in "Thoughs"!!!!

Watch your back.

Double Fake Vanna White

Anonymous said...

Golf club logos are designed to be used on shirts and balls, shot glasses and stuff. Look at Augusta National's logo, or Pebble Beach. Also very basic and low resolution. Nothing wrong with the Colonial logo. It's looked like that for a long, long time and it's recognizable within the golf world. They like it. End of story.

Anonymous said...

10:55 - Dork.

Anonymous said...

the 1st 12:13pm
"A very good argument can be made that, except for the abortion issue, true "I want to be like Jesus" Christians would gravitate towards the Democratic party due to its pure desire to engage in charitable actions for those less fortunate."

I am a Christian who wants to be like Jesus. I do not think I am alone among Christians in objecting to more than that 1 issue in the Dem party. I think Jesus would object to the D & R parties' practices in a similar fashion as He did to the Pharisees and Sanhedrin in His own time on earth.

I think Jesus was clear when He said "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's." In this and other statements attributed to Jesus, He didn't advocate that the government should take over the work of the Church, or that paying taxes was equivalent to giving to those in need, or that He thought it was acceptable to covet your neighbor's possessions so that you could "engage in charitable actions for those less fortunate", or for any other reason.

Your teaching does not mesh with the teachings of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

5:04 - Let me try to dumb it down for you...

You understand what the flashing yellow arrow means. I do too. High fives and attaboys for us.

That's not really the point. The point is that a lot of other drivers don't understand them.

So again... Kudos to your exceptional driving skills. But unless you believe everyone else is equally adept, I don't think "death trap" is that far off.

Anonymous said...

Best President ever. The fact that he pisses you liberals off is icing on the cake. Liberalism is a mental disorder..

Anonymous said...

Looks like Rage needs more 'splaining....